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, saying anyone who helps the united states, you know, the u.s. is not going to be there and you're going to be held accountable by your own government? >> it's -- it is so difficult to understand and it's so disturbing that they would sentence this doctor to 33 years for helping in the search for the most notorious terrorist in our times. this -- this doctor was not working against pakistan. he was working against al qaeda. and i hope that ultimately pakistan understands that. because, what they have done here, i think, you know, does not help in the effort to try to re-establish a relationship between the united states and pakistan. >> secretary panetta, can we call pakistan an ally when they do something like this, when they sentence a doctor who helped the united states find osama bin laden who has killed more muslims than i can count? how can we call them an ally when they sentence this guy to prison? >> well, jake, this is has been one of the most complicated relationships that we have had, working with pakistan. you know, we have to continue to work at it. it is important. this is
create more economic growth in the united states. and it would lift this cloud of uncertainty that's causing employers to wonder what's next? so dealing with our debt and deficit is important. >> isn't this actually create more uncertainty over the next several months? >> no, george the issue is the debt. you know, people aren't clamoring to invest in greece today. if we don't begin to deal with our debt and deficit in an honest way, we're not going to have many options. i'm not going to apologize for leading. the real issue here is, will the president lead? >> what makes us like greece is putting the question of whether or not we're going to pay our bills making that a political question? >> george, remember, this is about jobs. if we really serious about getting the american people back to work, removing the clouds of uncertainty are important. you can look at the end of the year, we're looking at largest tax increase in america history on january 1st. big cuts to our department of defense, that affects our ability to keep americans safe. why do we want to wait and rush this thro
in the effort to try to re-establish a relationship between the united states and pakistan. >> secretary panetta, can we call pakistan an ally when they do something like this, when they sentence a doctor who helped the united states find bin laden who has killed more muslims than i can count? how can we call them an ally when they sentence this guy to prison? >> well, jake, this has been one of the most complicated relationships that we have had, working with pakistan.tinue tooo work at it. it is important. this is a country that has -- that has nuclear weapons. this is a country that still is critical in that region of the world. it's an up and down relationship. there have been periods where we have had good cooperation and they have worked with us and there have been periods where we have had conflict. but they're dealing with the terrorist threat just like we are, so our responsibility here is to keep pushing them to understand how important it is for them to work with us, to try to deal with the common threats that we both face and what they did with this doctor, doesn't help in the effort
.s. embassy there. and the key thing is to get him out of there and to the united states. that is what we ought to focus on. but i also think it's important to recognize that people who helped him are being rounded up and detained. people are being arrested. there are other people that helped mr. chen get to the american embassy. we have to focus on them as well. but the first priority is to get him out of there and to the united states. >> there is a lot of back and forth about the osama bin laden web ad to the obama campaign is running. it's not worth hempb and earth trying to spend millions of drying trying to catch one person. you took issue with those comments before obama did. here is an article from politico at that time. it takes a degree of naivete. and it seems like and you the president agree on this situation, no? >> i think what mitt was saying also f you looked a the entire context of his remains that obama was part of the car war o terror. let me say according to the president's record, let's begin with iran. 1.5 million people demonstrating in the streets. a young woman na
of there and to the united states. that's, i think, what we ought to all focus on. but i also think it's important to recognize that people who helped him are being rounded up and detained. people are being arrested. there are other people that helped mr. chen get to the american embassy. we have to focus on them as well. but the first priority is to get him out of there and to the united states. >> there is a lot of back and forth about the osama bin laden web ad that the obama campaign is running. and it quotes mid rom in 2007 saying, in a quote, it's not worth heaven and earth trying to spend millions of drying trying to catch one person. you and romney were oeptd opponents at the time and you took issue with those comments before obama did. here is an article from politico at that time. it's not worth moving hempb and earth spending billions of dollars just to try to catch one american. it takes a dwee of naivete. and it seems like and you the president agree on this situation, no? >> i think what mitt was saying also f you looked a the entire context of his remains that obama was part of the
they don't believe in gay rights or evolution. >> it's a proud day when the president of the united states says on television gay people shouldn't be only relegated to planning other people's weddings. isn't that right? >> he said his position has been evolving for years. miraculously he saw the light just in time for tonight's big hollywood fund-raiser. what are the odds? what are the odds of that happening? >> george will is off today but we're happy to welcome in today republican strategist mary matalin, along with eliot spitzer, current tv host, politico's maggie haberman, hilary rosen, democratic strategist and ralph reed, founder -- i almost called you the founder of the freedom coalition. >> that's mine -- >> do you have a coalition? >> mary, i was struck in that debate between barney frank and marsha blackburn that neither one wanted to talk about gay marriage all that much even though that's the big news of the week. >> well, it doesn't -- it didn't look like you could get a word in edgewise no matter what you wanted to talk about. i don't think that -- may or may not have been --
talk about it personally i came out at 17, an idea that the president of the united states would ever say i could have that kind of a relationship when all i was trying to do was figure out how, you know, just to sort of walk down the street without worrying about it and i think that kind of clarity, that kind of leadership, it was a politically risk can move for the president. the fact he did it was admira e admirable. >> do you think it could cost him in november? >> i think whenever you say something that has sort of a lot of passion on both sides then, you know, you're taking a political risk and i think that the president knew that but it didn't matter because even an election year, some things are not about politics. >> although he probably wanted to wait a little longer at best before he came out with that. ralph, i was going to talk about passion. there was a lot of passion at liberty university yesterday. >> sure. >> when mitt romney expressed his position. >> i think it's two separate questions, george. i mean one is what is on the minds of the voters with 5 1/2, 6 months t
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